With an overall population of 1,188,580 and a student population of 77,870, approximately 236 of Dallas students attend one of Dallas's schools that offer graphic design programs.
Dallas's largest graphic design school is Wade College. In 2010, Wade College graduated approximately 5 students from its graphic design program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in graphic design from graphic design schools in Dallas in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,295 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,350 for graphic design related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dallas-based graphic design schools, you will have an added expense of $4,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,053.
If you decide to work as a graphic designer in Dallas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 15,420 graphic designers in Texas. Of these graphic designers, 2,710 were working in the greater Dallas area. The government projects that the number of graphic designers in Dallas will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for graphic designers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a graphic designer in Dallas is $46,070 per year, which is higher than the average for graphic designers state-wide.
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